What three two-word phrases can be found
in this box? 

What is this object?


26 = L. of the A.
What are L. and A.?


Previous issue: September 2012

2012 Games of the Year
(from the December 2011 issue)

October 2012 issue
(on sale August 7)

Director’s Cut Contest
The October issue’s contest rules state that each square represents a film that was released between 1990 and 2012. However, one of the films was actually released in the 1980s. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Also, there are actually 11 directors represented by the films in the grid, not 10 as the contest states; we’ll consider any entry with 10 (or all 11) of these directors to be a correct entry. Finally, there are two films that are not connected to another film, contrary to what the directions say.


The Man With Three Shadows
John Muntean combines science with art to produce sculptures with an unusual property.
Suzie Elliott

National Pride
Test your knowledge of flags of the world with this colorful quiz.
Jonathan Ice Barletta

Menagerie à Trois

Animals Behave Cartoonishly in alphabet trios.
Andrew Brisman

2-5 Skidoo

A push-your-luck game for two players, played on half a checkerboard.
Rich Hutnik

Change of Art

Can you find the 10 differences between these illustrated scenes?
Mrcela Mladen


Inside the Box
News from the world of electronic gaming.
Thomas L. McDonald

Electronic Game Reviews
Diablo III
Mega Run
Zombie Carnival
Tiny Plane
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
City Tycoon
Caveman Curling
Double Double Dominoes
Zong Shi
Edited by John J. McCallion

State of Play: A Gaming Blog



Space Quest
You are a space merchant searching for new routes. Enter the grid in the upper left and exit in the lower right, traveling one space at a time horizontally or vertically. You must visit every square in the grid exactly once, except that: You must visit exactly one trader (space suit), exactly one power crystal (red stone), and your choice of from one to three cargo depots (brown cubes). You may not fly through either yellow laser barrier. Can you find the one route that meets all these conditions?
Cover Puzzle: Andrew Perkis
Cover Design
: Kevin Boone

Around the Blocks
Trick or Treat
Tool Time
Pencil Pointers
Kid Stuff
Multi Kakuro

PuzzleCraft #83:

Hive of Activity
Paint by Numbers
Rows Garden
How Sentimental
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Number Slide
Reversals of Fortune

World’s Most Ornery
and other pencil puzzles

Wild Cards
A potpourri of little puzzles we couldn’t fit anywhere else.

Selected Features: Links

November 1983
Good Knight, Suite Prints
A Homophone Story by Mary Ellen Slate.

December 2006
Starry Night
Solve an interactive version of our December issue’s cover maze by Robert Abbott (Logic Mazes). Cover design by Jim Malloy.

October 2005
The Looney Labs Experiment
How a kinder, gentler game company got its groove on.
Read article.

September 2005
Canned Wonders
Charitable competitions produce remarkable feats of Canstruction®.

Games Online Contest #38

Orion’s Crystal

The all-but-invisible puzzle
that’s sweeping the country!

Eight puzzle pieces fit together to form a sphere. Not too tough…if you could see the pieces! Now just $14.99 plus shipping. Order.

Games World of Puzzles

Summer 2012 issue
on sale June 19

Vacation Double Cross 1 Corrected Grid

May Double Cross 2 Answer

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